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Mario Party DS
Mario Party DS (NA)
North American box art
Developer(s) Hudson Soft
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo DS platform icon
Genre(s) Party
Rating(s)
ESRB  PEGI  CERO  USK  ACB

03ESRB E  01PEGI 3  01CERO A  01USK 0  02ACB PG

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Mario Party DS is a video game released in 2007 for the Nintendo DS. It is the third handheld Mario Party video game, with the others including Mario Party-e and Mario Party Advance, both being released on the Game Boy Advance handheld console.

The game is heavily based on the multiplayer aspect, and some consider the game boring if played alone. Players are allowed to choose a character from the Mario roster, though being on a handheld console the amount of playable characters is limited.

Story

One night in the Mushroom Kingdom five Sky Crystals rained down in a meteor shower. One happened to land next to Mario and he kept it. The next day Mario tells Peach, Yoshi, Toad, Luigi, Wario, Daisy and Waluigi of these crystals. Suddenly Kamek flies overhead and gives everyone an invitation from Bowser saying he is inviting everyone to a big feast at his castle as an apology for his evil schemes. Off in the jungle, Donkey and Diddy Kong also get their hands on this invitation and go off to Bowser's Castle in search of the promised feast. Upon entering the castle, Mario and his friends get locked into a cage by Bowser and Bowser Jr. who both demand the five sky crystals. When the gang refuses, Bowser, using his Minimizer, shrinks down the gang, takes the crystal, and orders Kamek to take them far away.

They all then end up in front of Wiggler's Garden and they help Wiggler with its Piranha Plant problem. Wiggler presents them with a Sky Crystal. They decide to journey to the castle, but are stopped at Toadette's Music Room, DK's Stone Statue, and Kamek's Library, to help Toadette with her Hammer Bro. problem, free Donkey Kong from Dry Bones's magic, and free Koopa Krag from Kamek's Magic Book. Each time they are rewarded with a crystal and get one step closer to their goal.

Finally they all arrive at the castle, but Bowser throws Mario and friends into his pinball machine. After a while in the machine, Donkey and Diddy Kong run in, in search of their feast, and they break the Minimizer. Suddenly, Mario and Co. grow to full size. Frustrated, Bowser pulls out his secret weapon, the Megamorph Belt. Bowser then becomes Blockhead Bowser and a member of the group fights him. After the battle with Bowser is over, the sky crystals form a crystal in the shape of a Nintendo DS. Mario and his friends forgive Bowser and they play Triangle Twisters together, signalling the end. Meanwhile, the Kongs happily eat the entire feast themselves.

Characters

Playable

Bosses

Board Hosts

Other

Menu

  • Puzzle Mode
  • Minigame Mode
  • Party Mode
  • Story Mode
  • Awards

Minigames

Four player

1 Vs. 3 Minigames

2 Vs. 2 Minigames

Battle Minigames

Boss Minigames

Puzzle games

List of stuff and collectibles

  1. Mario: That round nose and bushy 'stache could only belong to everyone's favourite hero. He's ready to help Peach out of pinch anytime.
  2. Luigi: He may be afraid of ghosts, he has hidden strengths that rival his brother Mario's. He's an all-around great guy and Mario's best pal.
  3. Wario: That yellow shirt and purple overalls could only be worn by one guy, and that's Wario. Hold on to your cash and your garlic. He loves both.
  4. Yoshi: He's everyone's favourite dino. He may be adorable, but he can gulp an enemy whole. And he came all the way from his island to party.
  5. Peach: Peach is a world-class princess. She's classy, kind, and beautiful. And she never misses a party, especially if she knows Mario and friends there.
  6. Daisy: Daisy is bright and cheerful in her unique way, and her fans adore her for it. She always make party more than lively.
  7. Waluigi: This sly guy cuts a cool figure in his purple getup. And his dastardly cunning shows no equal. At least, that's what Waluigi tells himself.
  8. Toad: He's hard-working Toad in the business. That's why Peach has come to rely on him so. He's go the can-do attitude that never says no.

Mini-game Music

Music Plays in
4-player 1 vs. 3 2 vs. 2 Battle
The Pressure's On All Geared Up
Big Blowout
Boo Tag
Camera Shy
Crater Crawl
Cyber Scamper
Hedge Honcho
Gusty Blizzard
Peek-a-Boo
Cube Crushers Cheep Chump
Short Fuse
Play Nicely, Everyone Call of the Goomba
Roller Coasters
Tidal Fools
Trash Landing
Plush Crush Double Vision
Sprinkler Scalers
Chips and Dips
Into the Fairy Tale Cheep Cheep Chance
Cherry-Go-Round
Shortcut Circuit
Soap Surfers
Sweet Sleuth
Whomp-a-thon
Penny Pinchers Book It
Shorty Scorers
Star Catchers
Get Into It Domino Effect
Get the Lead Out
Hot Shots
Soccer Survival
Study Fall
Flash and Dash Airbrushers
Cucumberjacks
None
Contemplation Dress for Success
Trace Cadets
None
Bouncing Around Dust Buddies Rotisserie Rampage
Rubber Ducky Rodeo
Crazy Crosshairs
Mole Thrill
Toppling Terror
Globe Gunners
Another Crazy Match Goomba Wrangler Fast Food Frenzy
Power Washer
Shuffleboard Showdown
Track Star
Memory Mash None
Fresh as Mint Parachutin' Gallery
Raft Riot
Rail Riders
Nothing to Luge Hanger Management None
They're Neck and Neck Pedal Pushers
Twist and Route
None Soil Toil None

Reception

The game was rated rather averagely receiving a 72 on Metacritic, 72.17% on GameRankings and a 33 (9,9,8,7) out of 40 from Famitsu

The game had rather strong sales in its first week in Japan, selling 234,708 copies in its first week. As of July 9, 2008, the game has sold 1,730,191 copies in Japan, according to Famitsu. It is the 18th best-selling game of 2008 in Japan. As of March 31, 2011, Nintendo has sold 8.21 million copies of the game worldwide. According to Famitsu, 2,112,000 of these sales came from Japan

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